Faro Jewish Heritage Centre

Faro Jewish Heritage Centre information

Location
Faro , Portugal
Address
Estrada da Penha
More information
www.cilisboa.org/faro
Prices
tour €3
Opening hours
9am-1pm & 2-4.30pm Mon-Fri
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The last vestiges of the first post-Inquisition Jewish presence in Portugal are found at the extraordinary Jewish cemetery, which has 76 beautiful marble gravestones. The small site also has a tiny museum and recreated synagogue (complete with a reconstructed wedding). Knowledgeable caretaker António starts you off with a long-winded DVD, then gives a detailed, interesting tour. You'll find the place tucked behind the football stadium – look for the cypresses – 1km from the centre.